PCCI draws tremendous strength and extensive reach from its local chamber network nationwide. At present, PCCI has currently over 35,000 direct and indirect members over a hundred local chamber affiliates throughout the country. These are divided into five (5) major geographical areas – North Luzon, South Luzon, National Capital Region, Visayas and Mindanao and -- into 19 regions.
These local chambers replicate the services of PCCI in their respective areas. They provide support in terms of advocacy for policy reforms, business services and networking to help build PCCI’s competitive advantage. More importantly, the local chambers provide feed-back-up to the national chamber in terms of the real situation in the ground and needs of business people in the various areas which is critical in its efforts to forward the interest of business community nationwide.
The local chambers also have strong and effective advocacy mechanisms on local concerns and issues.
Plotting the World’s March Toward Tomorrow
Before anything else, a Blessed Christmas and a Joyous New Year to all our esteemed subscribers of The CenSEI Report. We express our gratitude for a new year and a new volume with our fortnightly readers, notwithstanding all the hype about the supposed end of the world on December 21.
Not that analysts and editors at the Report gave much credence to the worldwide frenzy over the ancient Mayan calendar’s purported predictions.
However, over the holidays and into the first week of 2013, the publication was researching, pondering and writing about end times of another sort: the major overhaul of today’s world forecast by leading futures studies. Read more...
Statement of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario on the Assumption of Vice Minister Le Loung Minh as Secretary General of ASEAN
02 January 2012
We welcome and congratulate Vice Minister Le Loung Minh of Vietnam on his assumption as Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). With his extensive professional experience and qualifications, we are confident that he will ably meet the challenges of ASEAN as the ten countries work towards establishing a community that is politically cohesive, economically integrated and socially responsible. Vice Minister Le Loung Minh of Vietnam can be assured of the full support of the Philippines.
We are pleased to send you herewith the Registration Form for the 27th CACCI Conference scheduled on March 14-15, 2013 in Cebu City, Philippines. We encourage you and your members to register as early as possible and avail yourselves of the Early Bird rates.
To be hosted by the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the Radisson Blu Hotel, next year's Conference will focus on the theme “Asia Pacific: Catalyst to Global Recovery.” The two-day event is designed to provide a platform for CACCI members and invited experts to exchange views on measures that the business sector and governments in the region can undertake, amidst a global slowdown, to help sustain growth and enable the Asia-Pacific region to play a catalytic role in the global recovery.Read more...